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Teen couple killed by parents in Pakistan on orders of Tribal Elders
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Teen couple killed by parents in Pakistan on orders of Tribal Elders
Is the root cause a strict adherence to Islam, a historical cultural identity based on tribalism or a combination of both? Pakistan was once a part of India, so not sure if honor killings were a part of the culture from the past. I think it's primarily an Islam problem.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakis...SKCN1BM2BD

Quote:KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Pakistani teenage couple who tried to elope were murdered with electric shocks in an “honor killing” by family members who were carrying out the orders of an influential tribal council, police said.

The teenagers in the port city of Karachi were said by the Pashtun council of elders, or jirga, to have brought dishonor on the community.

“The innocent souls were tied to a charpai (rope bed) and given electric shocks,” said Aman Marwat, the police officer who arrested the two fathers and two uncles and is pursuing some 30 members of the jirga who have gone into hiding.

The 15-year-old girl had allegedly run away with her 17-year-old boyfriend last month, Marwat said.

“The girl was killed and buried first followed by the murder of the boy the next day,” he added.

More than 500 people -- almost all women -- die in Pakistan each year in such killings, usually carried out by members of the victim’s family meting out punishment for bringing “shame” on the community.
09-13-2017 07:11 AM
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